Head of ETF Strategy, ESG & Innovation - Lyxor ETF
Presentation: Invest in climate transition with 1.5°C Paris-aligned benchmarks
2021 will provide opportunities to “build back better”—finding new ways to tackle the challenges of the modern world. It’s no secret that climate change is one of those challenges; it may even be the defining challenge of our time. How we react to the reality of global warming will set humanity’s course for decades to come. If enough investors put enough of their money to work, we believe finance can help to limit global warming to 1.5°C (target set by the 2015 Paris Agreement) and safeguard our planet’s future. Is your portfolio up to the challenge?
Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement is no simple task. But if we all put our hearts and minds into it from today onwards, we could help to limit global warming. Each of us really does have the power to change the world—and we can start with our investments.
François Millet is Head of ETF & Index Product Development, overseeing Lyxor’s business strategy and development in ETFs, passive solutions and ESG on a global basis. He joined Lyxor in 2009 as Head of Index and Quantitative Fund Development. Prior to Lyxor, he was Director of Index Funds & ETFs at Societe Generale Asset Management AI, where he developed the index management business including passive funds, ETFs, index-enhanced and alternative beta products since 2004. He introduced in 2005 the first range of structured ETFs in Europe (leveraged, short and capital protected). Prior to this, he worked for 14 years with SG Corporate & Investment Banking, holding various executive and management positions within the Equity Capital Markets business line.
François holds a Masters in Economy and post-Masters degrees in Money & Finance from La Sorbonne and Assas universities (Paris).
Lyxor ETF : the original pioneers
Lyxor has been running ETFs since 2001, longer than any other European provider. Our pioneering spirit helped shape the market you know today.
We’ve become one of Europe’s largest1, most liquid ETF managers. And our far-reaching range spans all asset classes, and includes some of the largest and best performing ETFs in Europe2.
We now offer 200+ ways to explore markets. So, whether you’re seeking essential core index exposure or reaching out for more tactical opportunities in specific sectors or markets, we have the product to match. We also offer unique ESG and thematic exposures to help you prepare for a changing world. Wherever you roam, rest assured our quality charter means every fund meets the same meticulous standards.
1 Lyxor International Asset Management, as at 31/12/2019.
2 Bloomberg. Data over the period 31/12/2018-31/12/2019.